Zero Punctuation: Guitar Hero World Tour

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Loved the Deus Ex song at the end there! Yahtzee should really put more things like that and the painkiller parody in his videos. They're ussually better than the actual review, no offense though.

The Deus Ex song on Youtube: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=qXsBIFXf25M

Was that you, Matt, and Yug at the end there? I could've sword I heard a 4th voice, but I wasn't sure. Anyways, could you tell Matt that Joss Whedon is terrible? (Again.)

damn, I hate living in Norway, when this episode came out it was about 19 o´clock here. I´ve gone all day wondering if there even would be a new episode...
Resistance 2 or Gears of War next?

stiver:

PhiMed:
That being said, how original of Activision to release an almost exact replica of Harmonix's new game under the license of Harmonix's old game! Way to go creativity!

You must be new here. welcome to the world of video games, where creativity goes to die.

I accept your warm welcome to the escapist, although I'm not new to video games. As a token of my appreciation, I present you with the promise of cake and an infinite ink ribbon, so that you may never lose your progress.

So how many people are installing Deus Ex today...

Hopefully everyone.

Hahah Loved the Deus Ex song at the end!

Yahtzee:
Also some Kinks would be sweet

YES!

I love the Kinks, and two of their songs have been in Guitar Hero, but the one in Guitar Hero II was the Van Halen version and the one in Guitar Hero Aerosmith was by some random band I'd never heard of. It breaks my heart.

I think World Tour is definitely better than III. III felt broken and old. Like II with a new skin and crappier set list. While the songs in World Tour aren't all amazing, they're better on the whole, and the difficulty curve doesn't try to slit your throat.

Nice Review. The Deus Ex part at the end was epic.

No singers? Jeeze, that's usually the least of our problems.... Drums are hard...for me...but we play rockband 2 so who knows on that GH World Tour business =P

Great review.

Ahh, a genre I have no interest in. The review however was entertaining, and the Deus Ex part filled up the concept nicely. Well done, this one!

Now Mr Yahtzee, Release that song at the end on .MP3 on I tunes, I would purchase it!

Me and my mates universally suck at singing, bar one friend who can actually hold a note and all that stuff, so we won't suffer the "nobody wants to sing" problem. I'd also like to thank Yahtzee for helping me prove to said friends the existence of McGowan's chews. With the exception of the vocally-talented one, they all accuse me of hallucinating that sweet highland confectionery. :(

The Deus Ex song was awesome beyond mere words.

flaming_squirrel:
Hah, another great one, thanks yahtzee

Your singing was beautiful I might add.

Noticing several anime references in your videos, perhaps the jrpg hatred thing is all a facade?! Or perhaps not..

Mausenheimmer:
Fantastic work as always, Mr. Yahtzee.

Shiuz91:
Sweet GH:WT

Edit: Hilarious review and do the drums really not work all that well?

DJDarkViper:
i can guarantee thirst three responses have NOT seen the video
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Sorry to hear Australia still dont have Rock Band :( Its a clearly better game overall :(

Entharion:
I don't really follow Guitar hero, but I'm sure you make something epic from it :P

[edit]As I predicted! priceless! and epic as well, thank you for your entertainment Yahtzee!

Good job on proving yourselves retarded guys. Posting before the video actually finishes? Nice job, really. Is being "First" so important to you that you'll post and then edit? My God.

PhiMed:

stiver:

PhiMed:
That being said, how original of Activision to release an almost exact replica of Harmonix's new game under the license of Harmonix's old game! Way to go creativity!

You must be new here. welcome to the world of video games, where creativity goes to die.

I accept your warm welcome to the escapist, although I'm not new to video games. As a token of my appreciation, I present you with the promise of cake and an infinite ink ribbon, so that you may never lose your progress.

AMAZING answer to a common troll.
even though i don't understand it completely..What does the ink ribbon stand for?

Hamster at Dawn:
Love it. Now do a Gears of War 2 review.

Just look though his list of reviews and find any review for any fps and watch it.

Bam, gears of war 2 review. :P

Haha, I loved the Deus Ex singing at the end! Great to see that the game is not forgotten after nearly 9 years.

Bubblesix:

AMAZING answer to a common troll.
even though i don't understand it completely..What does the ink ribbon stand for?

It's from the Resident Evil games, which required Ink Ribbons to save their progress

I totally laughed out loud when I heard the Deus Ex song, I thought he would say something about Deus Ex 3 that is being developed!

Inriri:

Bubblesix:

AMAZING answer to a common troll.
even though i don't understand it completely..What does the ink ribbon stand for?

It's from the Resident Evil games, which required Ink Ribbons to save their progress

Oh..ok. I could've got there by myself, had i not been stuck with the idea of
http://images.google.com/images?q=ribbon <-- Ribbons, drawn with ink in some indie game I might have heard of.

Thanks Yahtzee for helping me with my Guitar Hero World Tour vs. Rock Band dilemma. I have Rock Band, and all the peripherals, but i was always debating if i should get them again for World Tour... and now I know not to. Ill still buy the game cuz i have 2 Guitar Hero Guitars, but screw the drums and mic.

And the Deus Ex song was legend. The sequel part made me lol so much. Although I did enjoy Invisible War, you were right though it was dumbed down way too much.

I thought the drums on this game are very unresponsive, It has a slight delay so it's very difficult to get the timing right. It really annoyed me because a lot of the songs require speed and pin-point precision, but with a problem like that it's downright impossible to get it 100% right. Are Rock Band's drums any better? 'cause I'm all for the drums, but if Rock Band's suffer from the same delay problems I'm not getting it.

Rock Band has some Kinks. >.>

Darthracoon:
Oh, i was hoping for a COD:W@W review ah well.

Good as always Mr. Crowshaw loved the section about no-one being able to sing.

Also great Deux Ex song at the end.

COD:W@W would be a pretty predictable review. We Americans making yet another video game of our greatest war victory in recent history. Crappy graphics, jerky animation, all greys and browns to promote realism, because we all know that everything in the real world is only shades of grey and brown, boring voices, and typical Yahtzee humor to round it out. Did I miss anything?

As for World Tour, this is one of the few of Crowshaw's reviews that I actually found boring. Dunno why. Might be because I've never fallen into the Guitar Hero/Rock Band craze. Perhaps its one of those "you have to play it to enjoy it" videos.

LOVED the Deus Ex part! apart from that fair enough I guess :P. I don't play console games so much so I am a stranger to guitar hero at best. Also being in Australia doesn't really help you any especially since you're a videogame reviewer and half of those are probably banned over there because it's not appropriate for those all so sensitive kiddies... oh well.

I've heard "Nuvole e lenzuola".
That's utterly difficult for an italian to sing. I would need to hear it at least 10 times to learn the words, not to mention the rythm..
I don't ask myself anymore how that ended up in GH. I just want to see english speaking people (I want to see YAHTZEE) singing it..That'd make my day.

klc0100:
Of all the games that have come out why GH again it was entertaining never the less.

EXACTLY. I was expecting.... well, ANYTHING else.

Given, funny is funny, I was just hoping to hear him lay one on LBP, or something...

lol the song was really great

LOL! this review has it down to a tee, i got the drums, guitar and mic, waiting for the bass, because the place i preordered from have forgotten the little people.
So Basically We Ask Who Wants to play guitar who wants to drum and whoevers left has to SING :|
I had to be drunk to sing and even then oh look i cant get the pitch right, unless i hum!
the guitar slider is a pile of wank truly, i cant use it and just stay glued to the top 5 notes!
So Then The Drums Kick In And My Friend Is Pissed off, being a real drummer he says wtf is going on i have to bash them so hard, it leaves nasty little white marks on the drums making them look worse everyday, the cymbals can be fixed with a bit of masking tape, but that means you have to open up the bottom and spack about with them, but still theres no fix for the bottom drums :@
buy this game with a roll of masking tape and a spanish dictionary and youre sorted.
Best Thing Was I Just Said To myself, i want to see guitar hero world tour on zp and here it is lol

Excellent, as is par for the course.

The deus ex song at the end was Amazingly genius tho. 10/10

Great review. You captured many of the same issues that I found with the game.

It's unfortunate that you poor Australians didn't get a chance to try Rock Band. I found it to be the better of the two by far. Once you get used to the quality interfaces that Rock Band has, it's hard to look past the clunky changes that Guitar Hero made while copying it.

To be fair, Rock Band had just as many if not more problems with the peripherals, but Guitar Hero was being held to a higher standard since Red Octane (the original peripheral makers) were making them. While they were better than the original Rock Band, they still had many issues, mainly to do with the drum pads.

It's unfortunate that the music studio is being overlooked by so many people. I'm glad that Guitar Hero was willing to go out on a limb to try it, but it seems their market just isn't interested, which isn't surprising when you consider that the Guitar Hero franchise was never made to appeal to the musically creative, but rather to the people who enjoy music and yet couldn't play it themselves. Hopefully some people will make use of it, but I've yet to see a reviewer who tried it.

It's also sad that there are so few singers out there. I just happen to be lucky in that singing is one of the few talents I have, so it's not painful (for me or everyone else) to be the singer, but it sure is noticable when somebody else wants to try it out. It makes me think we need fewer kids dreaming of being guitar players and more of them dreaming to be singers. Besides, the chicks are almost always hot for the lead singer of the band (even if you look like Steven Tyler).

Awesome review, still not sure if I'm buying GH:WT yet. I think I might get rockband according to how bad these drums are.

I am so happy that Guitar Hero: World Tour received a good thrashing. Especially the guitar, which was always garbage-on-a-stick compared Rock Band's (even more so in GHWT). The only fun I've gotten out of it was playing with the three Tool songs that Activision stole from Harmonix.
Well, not really, but I felt they brainwashed my all-time favorite band into using their songs for a lesser, button-mash-fest game. Sure, seeing Alex Grey's art being displayed instead of the band, like Tool's videos, was cool, but its the same one three times. I do hope that Tool see the light and put either the song Lateralus or the album Lateralus on Rock Band.

Yeahtzee may get his wish of getting some "Sgt. Pepper". They're planning a rock band game themed around the beatles for next year. yay.

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